Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Summary of "Updated Phylogenetic Analysis of Polyomavirus-Host Co-Evolution"

I recently published a short article in the Journal of Bioinformatics and Research that investigated host switching in polyomaviruses (which you can also download here).

The analysis was pretty straightforward, although I thought it provided a nice example of how Mauve can help supplement traditional phylogenetic analysis.  Also, it looks like most polyomavirus phylogenies in virology journals compare the divergence of individual protein sequences, but I found that analysis of the genomic sequence seems to provide more useful, consistent results.

In the interests of full disclosure, part of the reason I want to plug this paper is that I am on the editorial board for this journal.  That said, I do honestly think it is a journal worth considering if you have a paper that isn't a good fit for a more established journal: it is open-access, turn-around time is quick, and it only costs $100 in processing charges for an accepted manuscript.

1 comment:

  1. FYI, the link to the paper has changed:


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